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  • image SM volume 64/101

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SM volume 64/101


[6] Record copy of working drawing, Ground floor plan, c. 1791


Plan of ground floor for the timber structure


bar scales of 1/7 inch to one foot


Godfrey Thornton Esqre, (pencil) Additions to Moggerhanger House 1791-1797 (George Bailey ... ) Scantling of the Timbers / Wall plates "6 by 2"½ / Trimming Joists "8 -- 3"½ / Trimmer "8 -- "4 / Common Joists "8 -- 1"½ and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c. 1791
    c. 1791 see Notes in group folder

Medium and dimensions

pen, pink, sepia and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (454 x 288)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office


J Whatman



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